It’s one of those times in my life when I wish I could just stop the world for about a week, so I can catch up on things that have been put on the back burner for days, weeks, months and even years. I am on a tear to get things done. I have been organizing my way through the house and am making some real progress, so that’s been encouraging. I’ve also been getting caught up on e-mail, insurance stuff, paperwork, cleaning my kitchen floor and other not-at-all fun things like that. It’s slow, but steady, but I’m really ready to have my computer back (the drive died and is being replaced) and get to working on furniture painting and upholstery and creating things.
Before that can happen, we do need to be able to…you know…find stuff…and walk in the workshop without having to high-step around and watch out for dear life. My mom and I made a huge dent in the basement mess tonight while all of the boys were at Awana. We put an absurd amount of trash on the curb to (hopefully) be collected in the morning and another huge pile to take to the thrift store. At one point, I went out to the curb to add another chair to the pile and a cute family was out there, thrilled at the curbside freebies. It made me so happy that the things that have been cluttering up my basement were going to someone who felt like it was Christmas.
More to come on “the great purge” later. I’m still waiting for my new lenses and the workflow without my computer is a real pain in the rear, so I’ve been a little lazy about taking and posting pictures the past few days.
I did take some pictures of some beautiful ironstone mugs I picked up before I went on vacation. I’ve seen a stray mug here and there, but never bought them. When I saw this set of six, I couldn’t resist.
I love the scalloped detail on them. If you notice, they don’t have handles. Apparently that was common with old ironstone mugs.
I’m not sure how I’ll use them, yet, but I can think of dozens of uses off the top of my head.
…and they are ironstone, which is my very favorite thing to collect. If loving ironstone is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
What would you do with them?
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